Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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Salesforce.com ( CRM) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com fell $1.20 (-2.0%) to $58.43 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,887,773 shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,588,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $57.92-$59.80 after having opened the day at $59.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.63. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: FireEye ( FEYE), down 8.0%, Manhattan Associates ( MANH), down 7.1%, Issuer Direct Corporation ( ISDR), down 7.1% and Liquid Holdings Group ( LIQD), down 6.8%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $35.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 26 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk.

On the positive front, CollabRx ( CLRX), up 10.2%, China Digital TV ( STV), up 9.7%, FalconStor Software ( FALC), up 8.7% and EFuture Information Technology ( EFUT), up 6.0% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with F5 Networks ( FFIV) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the computer software & services industry could consider iShares S&P NA Tech Software Idx ( IGV) while those bearish on the computer software & services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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